News ‘n’ views from Baljennie

Robert Maxwell of Edmonton, Alta., and Stanley Mills of Battleford motored to Estevan to the 32nd annual model engineering so and seminar held at Wilee Mitchell building at the Estevan exhibition grounds. The show was not as large as in past years, yet there was a good display of model items. Many were operating while others were still being put together. Exhibitors were from all parts of Canada and United States and most of them are older men. They are trying to encourage more young people to learn the model craft and to take part. Many of the demonstrations were running throughout the two-day show. The show is held every year on the weekend following Thanksgiving. More shows are being held in other areas of Canada and the United States.

On their return home trip they made a stop at Borden to visit with Kay Leech. She is their old school chum from when they all attended the old Baljennie School. A few years ago Kay moved from Baljennie to Sonningdale and after her husband Arthur passed away she made her retirement home in Borden, closer to her family members.

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Our deepest thoughts and prayers go out to the Deker family of Saskatoon on the recent passing of Lois Deker. Bill and Lois Deker came to the Maymont Glenburn Regional Park for a few years to manage the park, then moved to Sonningdale. Bill then went to work for Owen’s View Farm for a few years. Lois ran the coffee shop at the senior hall in Sonningdale. Bill retired from the farm life to help his wife Lois. Due to health problems they moved to Saskatoon, their retirement home. While in Saskatoon they did volunteer work for a senior home. Lois passed away in July. The funeral took place in Saskatoon. She leaves behind her husband Bill and other family members.

Nov. 3 is the birthday of John Montagu known for making the first famous sandwich we still make and eat most days. He was the Fourth Earl of Sandwich – some old English history.

The leaves have fallen and now some light snow is on the ground and the end of October is telling us what’s to come soon. October will go down in history as being one of the worst harvesting months ever due to the weather not co-operating. It has left the harvesting in a mixed up condition. Some fields have been harvested while others have not. They did not mature like in other milder falls. It’s a big problem as to what to do with crops laying flat on the ground. It becomes good feeding for the wildlife. There has not been much for warm sunny day for weeks now. And the temperatures have been on the cool side for some time.

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